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Revised: 1/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
AMVALO Combination Tablets "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
Amlodipine besilate
 Dosage form:
yellowish white tablet, diameter: 8.6 mm, thickness: 3.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アムバロ配合錠「日医工」,アムバロ,配合錠,n360,日医工,AMVALO

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks the vasoconstrictive effects of angiotensin II produced in the body and dilates peripheral blood vessel to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you have diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet at a time once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness/lightheadedness due to its hypotensive action. Pay close attention when operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car and working at heights.
  • Do not take grapefruit juice and the medicine together as the components of it may intensify the effect of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling of face/pharynx/lip/tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes [fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • decreased urine output, edema of limbs and face, general malaise [renal failure]
  • numbness of limbs/lips, muscle weakness, numbness of limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • coldness, vomiting, loss of consciousness [shock, fainting, loss of consciousness]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist or medical facility how to discard unneeded medicine.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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